Student Internships

SAGUARO previously offered paid internships to high school and undergraduate students.  Interns worked with faculty and graduate students on research projects in many different fields.  Interns also attended field trips to science conferences and geological locations throughout the southwestern U.S.


Over the course of four years, SAGUARO organized five weeklong field excursions for program participants.  To learn about geology and other sciences firsthand, students traveled to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Mesa Verde National Park, amongst other regional destinations. 


Photo: Interns visiting White Sands National Monument outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico.


SAGUARO students attended conferences like the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, and  the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Annual Meeting to present their research, network with geosciences professionals, and attend technical sessions.


Photo: Intern Leanndra Romero digs for clams as part of her research in coastal North Carolina.